I am one of those rare California natives whose existence is often rumored about. My family came to California around the 1860’s and settled in San Francisco and other parts of the bay area and northern California. I am very proud to be a part of this very special part of the world, which I am fortunate to call home. Northern California has always enjoyed a rich culinary history. The beautiful weather and natural beauty of the bay area have attracted people from all over the world and has created a rich and diverse melting pot. I have always enjoyed cooking whether it was learning from my grandmother, or cooking for our family to help out at home. This enthusiasm carried on into my adult life with my love of food and entertaining for friends and eventually a family of my own. My personal journey and my 26 years in the food industry has inspired me to share some of the things I have learned and my enthusiasm with you. I hope you join me in exploring and enjoying all the great food and drink the San Francisco Bay Area has to offer.